The lot of participants consist of university graduates all stemming from diverse educational, social and professional backgrounds - many of whom bring with them a resume of prior work experience.
While Masa Israel Journey is not a matchmaking agency, it's not surprising that the programs' participants meet people and fall in love in Israel.
Mass emigration of Israel’s most tech-savvy individuals starves start-ups of talented hires and puts a ceiling on their growth.
More than 2,500 attendees enjoyed a special performance by Eurovision winner Netta Barzilai at Israel's largest-ever single gathering of diaspora Jews working and volunteering in Israel.
Her participation was prohibited, because Masa is a project of the government and the Jewish Agency, so she must remain apolitical.
As siblings who grew up in a warm, loving Persian family in Los Angeles, we had a strong sense of identity.
Mitzpe Ramon volunteers will teach spoken English in area schools and help highlight the areas a tourist attraction.
The ceremony, which has taken place every year for over a decade, is the only official ceremony in English and is organized with the assistance of the Ministry of Diaspora Affairs.
As community leaders and polls warn of a growing gap between Israel and the Diaspora, an innovative plan is attracting young Jews from around the globe.
Masa has brought some 120,000 Diaspora Jews, ages 18 to 30, to Israel on various programs in order to strengthen Jewish identity and affinity with Israel.